Skip to comments.University of Virginia stonewalls conservative club for restricting membership to conservatives
Posted on 12/18/2017 11:56:44 AM PST by jazusamo
The University of Virginia says it will not recognize a conservative club because the organization limits its membership to those who affirm conservative principles.
In a letter on Friday, lawyers for Young Americas Foundation said the universitys policy is both unconstitutional and a violation of Virginia state law.
A pro-choice club may deny leadership positions to pro-life students, and a gun control group may determine that it does not wish to extend membership to NRA members, Casey Mattox, senior counsel at the Alliance Defending Freedom, wrote in the letter. Yet, by the terms of this policy and its application here religious and political student groups are specifically barred from instituting requirements for leadership and voting membership based on the beliefs their organizations seek to promote.
Its just the latest dispute pitting colleges and universities against religious and political student clubs that restrict membership or leadership positions to those who support their mission.
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every single one of them should apply to also join the local liberals clubs
I suppose that’s why it’s not called The Whatever Club.
Yep...But of course that wouldn’t support the agenda of the liberal propagandists.
Thanks jazusamo. By the time they get done suing the university, none of the crap-heads involved with the illegal ban should be employed there. Oh, and the club should have a nice fat endowment financed by the settlement.
Form up, organize, and meet anyway.
Schools are at the forefront of the war on the First Amendment.
Amen! That’s exactly what should happen.
Tiki Barber ought to get involved. At one time, he was pretty darn conservative!
They didn’t jacksons?
Not even 5?
I somewhat go by the Groucho Marx theory that I wouldn’t really want to join a club that would accept me as a member.
Until the Muslims, Blacks, American Indians clubs etc, are properly integrated this ruling has no standing.
UVA should follow the Congressional rule of thumb that one HAS to be a BLACK DEMOCRAT/LIBERAL to join the Black caucus...
In their defense(HA HA) they do not allow discrimination when it comes to toilets do they?
Can ‘guys’ who declare they are girls going to be allowed to room with girls who claim to be girls or will they be restricted to girls who claim to be guys?
This whole fiasco is starting to sound like a ‘Whos on first routine’.....
Too bad the few straight-shooting lawyers are tied up right now saving our Constitutional form of gov’t and all our asses from despotism (Judicial Watch).
Well said, and fiasco is the right word for the whole mess.
Time to sue these lefty aholes.
The wanna make sure the hecklers and disrupters can show up and ruin all the meetings.
I propose the Drive-Your-Prius-in-the-Left-Lane-as-Slow-as-You-Can club! It’ll be a huge membership in Charlottesville.
Hatred and bigotry pretending to uphold Constitutional principles it has nothing but contempt for on behalf of useful idiots it uses and disposes of like used kleenex.
OK, ... so, ... they’d ban an intelligence club as well, if all were required to have an intelligence level higher than Forest Gump!
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